High school abroad
With high school campuses abroad in the US and UK, EF Academy opens a world of opportunities for students by providing them with a superior education abroad, thorough preparation for university and a future that knows no borders.
Our experiential learning philosophy is rooted in the belief that students learn better through immersion and hands-on activities that encourage inquiry and self-reflection. Together, our community of experienced educators, guidance counsellors, university advisors and residential staff create an inclusive, stimulating international high school experience in a modern campus environment.
What we offer at our high schools abroad
Gain access to the world's top universities with a reputable high school qualification. We offer the US High School Diploma, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and British A-Level programs because of their robust academic curricula, range of subject options and quality preparation for pursuing further studies at university.
Personalized university advising is built into every program at our international high schools to prepare students for success in the next big step in their lives. One-to-one meetings with a designated university advisor, application workshops, test preparation and interview coaching are part of what set EF Academy graduates apart when applying to university.
US High School Diploma
As the most popular high school qualification in the United States, the US High School Diploma offers the ideal preparation for students interested in applying to American universities. The program's flexibility and course options mean students can tailor the diploma to match their interests and ambitions.
1-4 year program
Ages 14-19 / Grades 9-12
Offered in: New York, Pasadena
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
This internationally-recognized diploma is respected by universities worldwide as a rigorous high school qualification. Students study six subject at standard and higher level to build a diploma that highlights their strengths and puts internationalism at the core of the curriculum.
The traditional British high school curriculum allows students to study a select few subjects at a high level. Students who want to attend university in the UK or have clear career aspirations from an early age choose A-Levels as a way to focus on their interests and develop in-depth subject knowledge.
An inclusive high school campus abroad
Living and learning at an international secondary school abroad lets you discover not only the culture of the country in which you live, but also that of your peers from all around the world. Our welcoming campus community with highly trained faculty and staff provides students with a safe environment in which students can broaden their horizons, gain independence and become confident, globally-minded citizens. EF Academy offers:
Modern halls of residence
Spacious learning and recreational spaces
Student support network on campus and in your home country
Enriching clubs and activities
Through our program of co-curricular clubs and activities, international high school students at EF Academy can pursue their passions and explore new interests. From sports to STEM, the arts and community service opportunities, there's never a shortage of hands-on activities that engage with learning beyond the classroom.
120+ clubs and activities
On-campus sports facilities
Weekly excursions and field trips
EF Academy high school campuses abroad
Our international schools in the US and UK welcome students from all over the world. While each campus has its own particular character, they share the same values and high standards of academic excellence.
Choose one of our campuses to continue exploring EF Academy.
The benefits of an international high school education
Unlock your potential at a high school abroad that unites quality academics, co-curricular learning opportunities and personalized university guidance in a truly international campus environment.
Live on campus with friends from 75+ countries
An inclusive, international boarding school community where you can develop essential life skills in the safety of a protected campus environment.
Learn in a modern, experiential way
Excel personally and academically in a boarding school that combines class instruction with hands-on learning activities.
Get personalized support every step of the way
Our small class sizes, unique guidance system and local admissions offices support families at school and at home.
FAQ — International high school abroad
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